Mini AC Drive provides process control.

Press Release Summary:

Model AF-300 Mini Variable Frequency AC Drive offers variable speed control for AC induction motors. It allows flush side-by-side mounting and includes energy saving mode, simplified dynamic torque vector control, and built-in DB transistor. Drive can be custom-wired to pilot light or programmable logical controller, and will signal alarm when cooling fan or internal DC link capacitor has nearly reached specified wear-hour lifespan.

Original Press Release:

New GE AF-300 Mini Drive Saves Energy, Delivers Reliable Power Control

June 23, 2003 - - Plainville, Connecticut - GE Industrial Systems, a division of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), announces the launch of the AF-300 Mini Variable Frequency AC Drive, designed for optimum process control. The AF-300 Mini adjustable frequency drive offers variable speed control for AC induction motors in a reliable, space saving package. The ability to control the speed of an AC induction motor allows maximum energy savings when applied to a fan or pump.

The GE AF-300 Mini drive introduces a new set of features not previously offered in other GE micro drives, including:

Energy Saving Mode
Side-by-Side Mounting
Predictive Maintenance Alarm
Simplified Dynamic Torque Vector Control
Built-in DB Transistor
Optional Internal DB Resistor Kit

Compared to most competitors, the AF-300 Mini requires less mounting space. Many competitors require a minimum of an inch on either side for drive mounting--the AF-300 Mini allows flush side-by-side mounting of drives for enhanced flexibility. Another new feature built into the AF-300 Mini design is the predictive maintenance alarm. The alarm can be custom-wired to a pilot light or programmable logical controller and will signal an alarm when the cooling fan or internal DC link capacitor has nearly reached its specified wear-hour lifespan.

Customers using the AF-300 Mini will benefit from the proven reliability and enhanced process control offerings of the new GE product, promoting maximum uptime and trip-free operation.

"The compact AF-300 Mini drive provides control and protection for applications 5 horsepower and below," said Don Davis, product marketing manager, GE Industrial Systems. "It´s a perfect solution for control systems in a broad range of industrial machinery, including material handling, packaging equipment, and fans and pumps."

The new GE AF-300 Mini is available at a competitive price through your GE sales representative, authorized GE Drives distributors, and original equipment manufacturers. For more information, contact us by e-mail at or visit us online at

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